UbiComp / ISWC 2023
Call for Posters & Demos

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2023

Posters and Demos represent the cutting-edge of the UbiComp / ISWC program. Following the long fruitful tradition of poster and demo presentations, UbiComp / ISWC 2023 is soliciting submissions for a Posters & Demos Program.

All accepted submissions will be included in UbiComp / ISWC 2023 Adjunct Proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. These are not considered to be archival publications; presentation in this venue will not affect the ability for researchers to subsequently publish this work in an archival forum as a conference or journal paper.

Since UbiComp / ISWC 2023 is back to being fully in-person, all accepted submissions should have at least one author who is registered and is able to travel to the conference so that they can present the work.

While this call focuses specifically on research contributions, interested parties should be aware that other submission categories are also open for design innovation, system demonstrations, and interactive workshop formats (see our overall Call for Participation for more information).

Summary of Key Dates

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE. Check your local time in AoE.

  • June 2, 2023: Submission deadline for Posters and Demos
  • June 30, 2023: Author Notification and reviews released
  • July 31, 2023: Camera Ready Deadline
  • October 8-12, 2023: Conference Date



Posters feature preliminary and exploratory work within the field of ubiquitous and wearable computing. These contributions can take the form of smaller projects or results that are still maturing towards a full paper submission or any other research that would encourage discussion.

The poster session will provide an excellent opportunity for feedback and give your ongoing projects early visibility among academic and industrial audiences. All posters will be considered for the Best Poster Award. An independent review committee will select the winner at the conference.


Demos provide an opportunity for you to showcase your early implementations, prototypes, work-in-progress systems, and even commercial products to a broad audience. Your submissions are welcome regardless of whether you are developing new technologies or using existing ones in novel ways. Demos should be brief and repeatable so that they can be efficiently shown repeatedly to a large number of attendees.

Similar to posters, demos will give you the chance to engage with academic and industrial audiences. All demos will be considered for the Best Demo Award. An independent review committee will select the winner at the conference.

*Posters and Demos, as any other track at UbiComp/ISWC 2023, will be in-person only.
More details for exceptions can be found here.

Submission Components

Extended Abstracts (required for Posters & Demos)

As the main document for these submissions, extended abstracts should discuss the novelty and distinguishing ideas that your work will bring to the UbiComp / ISWC community. The abstract should be understandable even without seeing the poster or demo itself. For demo submissions in particular, the extended abstract should convince the reader that the system works; pictures are highly encouraged.

Videos (required for Demos, optional for Posters)

Videos are required for demo submissions to showcase the working version of the demo system (software or hardware). For poster submissions, authors still may find it helpful to provide a video to explain important information that is difficult to convey through static text and images. Furthermore, UbiComp / ISWC 2023 is planning to utilize videos of accepted submissions before and during the conference as promotional material. Videos uploaded for camera-ready submission will be included in the conference proceedings as supplemental material.

Demo Supplement (required for Demos)

Demo submissions should include a demo supplement document containing a description of attendees’ interactions with the demo and the technical requirements of the demo. Note that the conference will at minimum provide you with a space for your demo, including a table, chairs, and a power connection. If your demo is accepted, you will be responsible for bringing any special equipment or devices such as power converters, projectors, or audio amplifiers. Specific requirements for additional on-site needs can be discussed after acceptance with the Posters & Demos Chairs.

Submission Procedures


Submissions consist of an extended abstract, video (optional for posters, mandatory for demos), and demo supplement document (mandatory for demos only). Extended abstracts can be up to 4 pages long, in the 2-columns ACM Proceedings format, excluding references. The demo supplement document does not have any formatting requirements or length restrictions, but it should be easy for the organizers to read and process.

For details about the template for Extended Abstract, please refer to the UbiComp/ISWC template and formatting.


Submissions should be made electronically through the Online Submission System PCS. Please select “SIGCHI” as Society, “UbiComp/ISWC 2023” as Conference/Journal, and “UbiComp/ISWC 2023 Posters and Demos” as the track on the submission page.

Single-blind review: Submissions are NOT anonymous and authors should list their details in their submissions.

Reviewing Criteria

All papers are reviewed based on their scientific merit and contribution to the scientific progress in the domains of ubiquitous and wearable technology. Submissions should demonstrate novelty (contribution above the state of the art); impact (contribution that furthers the state of the art in meaningful and significant ways, that can be translated and applied to new contexts); and rigor (contribution that is thoroughly supported with well-constructed evidence).

Questions? Contact the Posters and Demos Chairs at pd-2023@ubicomp.org .


Submission Deadline:
June 2, 2023

Author Notification Date:
June 30, 2023

Camera-Ready Deadline:
July 31, 2023


UbiComp / ISWC

Past Conferences

The ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) is the result of a merger of the two most renowned conferences in the field: Pervasive and UbiComp. While it retains the name of the latter in recognition of the visionary work of Mark Weiser, its long name reflects the dual history of the new event.

The ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) discusses novel results in all aspects of wearable computing, and has been colocated with UbiComp and Pervasive since 2013.

A complete list of UbiComp, Pervasive, and ISWC past conferences is provided below.